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Cabaye To Replace Coloccini?

8 years ago
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The game against Aston Villa will likely define our season one way or the other. A must win game we would all agree but we come into this fixture on the back of a significant rise in belief following the previous week’s events.

I must admit the defeat against Reading was one of the worst experiences I have ever had at St.James’ Park. You don’t need me to remind you what happened but it was a significant day in the sense that perhaps for the first time in his Newcastle career Pardew was lambasted from all quarters of the ground.

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It was the day that many turned on our manager and with good reason considering his personal performance which was tactically appalling. Nevertheless we move on and I have no doubt that the Geordie public will again be behind our gaffer come Tuesday night.

The key reason perhaps for the improved mood since reading is the transfer business carried out by Newcastle this past week. To say I was gobsmacked to see 4 transfers in 4 days, as well as the news of our captain’s commitment at least to the end of the season, is an understatement.

Whether these players can reach the heights required to succeed in the premiership remains to be seen but in Mbiwa and Sissoko I believe we have captured two gems. Whether their arrival is 6 months too late remains to be seen but it has given us a fighting chance. This and the news that Pardew isn’t ruling out perhaps one more signing means we are all feeling a little more confident.

Personally, I feel there is a lot wrong with Newcastle, no more so than the lack of organisation and leadership. I don’t think I stand alone in opinion that Cabaye should be leading this team forward and that Colo should be happy to sort his own form and problems out.

Cabaye in my opinion is one of the best players to ever wear the black and white and is a class above this club and we should enjoy him while we can.

So where do we go now? Talk on social media sites of a mid-table finish and strong Europa League run had me falling off my chair at work. To be honest I think we will struggle to get past our European opponents and that our current league position is more than likely to be a finishing one.

I’m sure the majority of us would settle for that.

NUFC to beat Villa 7/4
Cabaye to score 17/4
NUFC to win 1-0 10/1
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